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Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital promotes the health and safety of children who are critically ill or injured or who suffer acute or chronic pain. Our team offers a broad range of treatments, ranging from nutrition therapies in our pediatric intensive care units to caring for children with chronic respiratory conditions.
Our 30-bed Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) and 12-bed Medicine Intensive Care Units (MICU) are run by a multidisciplinary team of physicians who provide critical care services in Medicine, General Surgery, Transplantation, Neurosurgery, Trauma, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (the study of head and neck disorders) and Craniofacial Reconstruction
We have one of the highest levels of expertise and largest pediatric intensive care units in the United States.
We see more than 2,000 patients annually; the survival rate is 98 percent.
Boston Children's has one of the largest pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation programs in the world. Functioning as a replacement for a critically ill child’s heart and lungs, ECMO technology serves between 50 and 60 children with severe respiratory or cardiac problems each year.
Dr. Jeffrey Burns is Chief of Critical Care and Chair of the ICU Governance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Burns was appointed as the first Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital in 2005. He is also on the Sub-board for Pediatric Critical Care at the American Board of Pediatrics, Committee for Admissions at Harvard Medical School and is Co-Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children's Hospital.
Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Medicine Critical Care work together to ensure that those Boston Children’s patients with intensive care needs receive the best care possible. Between the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Medicine Intensive Care Unit, our specially trained physicians care for children with all types of childhood illnesses, with the exception of burns and cardiac diseases.
Dr. Monica Kleinman, Medical Director of the MSICU, and Dr. Michael Agus, Division Chief of Medicine Critical Care and Medical Director of the MICU, together ensure the delivery of optimal care in the ICUs.
Learn more about the Division of Medicine Critical Care and the Medicine ICU.
Critical Care Medicine’s leadership responsibilities at Boston Children's Hospital are extensive, and include a broad range of programs vital to the functioning of the institution, including:
The accomplishments of the Division of Critical Care Medicine are of the highest excellence across the three core missions: clinical care, research and teaching.
Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH is the vice chair of IPOKRaTES International, the largest European-American pediatric teaching consortium.
Monica Kleinman, MD, is the chair of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, as well as past chair of the Pediatric Subcommittee. She previously served as co-chair of the Pediatric Task Force for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and will be the co-chair for the 2015 Conference for Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations.
Robert D. Truog, MD, is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Director of Clinical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and Executive Director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Boston Children’s Hospital.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”